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Top Health Reasons People Buy a Hot Tub or Spa

Posted by Watson's on Sep 3, 2021 3:31:00 PM

An investment in a hot tub or spa is more than just providing a fun place to gather with family and friends or relax after a long day. A hot tub or spa is also a great investment for your overall health, whether needed now or later.

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The health benefits of spas and hot tubs are bountiful, but we want to focus on some of the top health perks of hydrotherapy.

Muscle Relaxation

There’s nothing that soothes aching muscles quite like a hot tub or spa. Research has shown that hot tubs are one of the best ways to reduce muscle soreness and increase muscle relaxation while also releasing toxins from the body.

Hot water loosens muscles, allowing for better stretching of sore or stiff joints and muscles, which can alleviate lower back and hip pain. Individuals with fibromyalgia have also benefited from a hot tub soak, reducing pain from movement.

From aches from aging to athletic endeavors and everything in between, hot tubs and spas are a sure way to find healthy and fast relief and relaxation for muscles.

Sound Sleep

Having a hard time falling asleep counting sheep? A quick soak in the hot tub or spa before bed can improve your quality of sleep.

After a good sit in the spa for 10 minutes can help you relax. Once you get out your body temperature gradually drops, setting you up for the perfect drowsy state of sleep that will have you drifting off before you know it.

Less Stress

Stress and anxiety can exacerbate any pre-existing health concerns. Reducing stress and anxiety are important to a healthy lifestyle. Hot tubs and spas have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, help the body relax, and give off endorphins, the hormones responsible for making us feel happy.

Whether spending some alone time in the hot tub or spa or gathering with family to relax and decompress from your day, soaking will reduce stress and set you up for success.

Aiding Arthritis

Arthritis affects over 54 million people in the United States and 1 in 4 individuals with arthritis suffer from severe joint pain.1 While medication is often prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis a hot tub is a great natural prescription to reducing symptoms and finding relief through hydrotherapy.

From sitting in front of the jets to working on exercises without straining joints, tendons or ligaments, a hot tub or spa is an effective way to reduce recurring symptoms of arthritis.


For those who may have difficulty exercising or are unable to, a hot tub can provide some of the same cardiovascular benefits as more traditional exercises.

When relaxing in hot tubs, you lower your blood pressure and increase your heart rate, which makes your heart work harder (just like exercising). This can lower risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heal Headaches

Between warmth and relaxation, spas and hot tubs can reduce or help eliminate headaches by dilating blood vessels and reducing pressure in your head. If you have severe migraines, alternating between hot and cold, such as a quick hot tub soak followed by a cold compress, can help reduce the intensity of the migraine. The hot water can help you relax your muscles, which will also help reduce stress, which is a cause of many migraines.

If you’re looking for hot tubs or spas for fun, health, or both, consider the following while looking around and make sure to call Watson’s and speak with one of our experts to get all your questions answered.

  • What type of seating do you want? Bench style seats allow room for more while lounge style seating is great if you’re looking for that solitude and relaxation.
  • How many people do you want to be able to seat? Depending on your space and family size, Watson’s has options ranging from 3 seats and up.
  • How many jets do you want? For health benefits, jets are great for working out sore muscles. Watson’s offers options with 7 up to 71 jets!
  • What level of maintenance do you want? Watson’s offers Plug N’ Play spas which are a great option if you’re wanting to avoid digging, installation, and want to use it right away. All you need is a standard outlet, a spot to fit it in, and to fill with water!

As the Nation’s leading hot tub dealer, Watson’s carries the largest selection. We can not only help you select the best style, but also can help with all your installation and maintenance questions, too!

Call us today to find the right one that will support your health now and in the future!

Topics: Spas and Hot Tubs, Spas and Hot Tubs - Swim Spas, Spas and Hot Tubs - Supplies and Equipment

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